A Novel Method to Detect the Amount of Silica Levels in Mines
Yaddanapudi Sarada Devi1, Ganganagunta Sai Dheeraj2, Vuyala Naga Vamsi3
1Yaddanapudi Sarada Devi, Department of ECE, VRSEC, Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh), India.
2Ganganagunta Sai Dheeraj, Department of ECE, VRSEC, Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh), India.
3Vuyala Naga Vamsi, Department of ECE, VRSEC, Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh), India.
Manuscript received on 07 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 20 April 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 April 2019 | PP: 1022-1025 | Volume-8 Issue-6, April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F5013048619/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: The main objective of the Silica Tracking System is to detect the amount of silica levels workers in mining areas are being exposed to. “The System should have Sharp GP2Y1010AU0Foptical dust detector as a sensor for silica dust and ESP8266 – 12E as a processing module.MFRC522. RFID card reader is used for maintaining detailed track of each worker. Readingsfrom the sensor has been uploaded to the local database and can be accessed through a webpage.The amount of the silica exposure by workers in time spent per day is compared with thethreshold value of “50μg/mg3” for an 8 hours shift, set by Occupational Safety and HealthAdministration. MQ-4 Gas sensor is also integrated to this system in order to determine thecombustible Methane gas leakage in the mining areas as a safety measure. By installing theSilica” Tracking System in the workplace, each worker silica dust exposure can be calculatedeasily and detailed track can also be maintained.
Keyword: Silica Tracking System, RFID Card Reader, Gas Sensor, Mining Areas.
Scope of the Article: Data Mining Methods